- Common Name(s):
- Sugarcane, Sugarcane Plumegrass
- Native Plants, Ornamental Grass, Perennials
A native ornamental grass known as sugarcane in the Poaceae family. Tolerates air pollution and being planted near black walnut trees. Can grow 15'-20' tall in tropical areas but typically grow to 8' outside the tropics. Has large arching leaf blades with sharp edges. Can be planted as a specimen or in large groups.
Sugarcane Plumegrass is a perennial grass that reaches 8 feet in height when in bloom. Long, narrow, alternate leaves are located mostly on the lower stem; long white hairs are present at the base of the leaves. Golden plumes appear in fall at the top of tall, erect stems.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall/Winter
Wildlife Value: Deer resistance is high. Privides cover year round. Host plant for the Clouded Skipper butterfly. Seeds eaten sparingly by songbirds.
- 5-8 ft.
- Full sun
- Large, white and fluffy
NCCES plant id: 3164